Thursday, July 5, 2018
Star Spangled Picnic
Since I had the day off yesterday, I decided to truly take the day off and do whatever I wanted to do. No rules whatsoever. I made a nice meal and made this from a free pattern that was available from Laugh Yourself Into Stitches. I've been wanting another Fourth of July quilt, and figured fourth of July was a perfect time to start one.
I was going to use a pink fabric for the watermelon but wasn't sure how well it was going to work with the flag. Then I found the dotted fabric and thought it would work great for seeds, and I could use it without having to put the seeds in separately. I was also thinking about taking another shortcut and not use the HSTs either. In the end, I decided not to be lazy and just make it the way the pattern suggested.
I did decide to make this project more primitive and some of that was even on purpose.
Then when making the bird, I found the striped fabric, and decided that making the fabric do the work wasn't lazy, it was smart, so I used the striped fabric.
Finish it Friday - hey, I finished the top!